Ronkonkoma, NY - September 4, 2013 - On September 1, 2013, Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr., Minority Leader of the Suffolk County Legislature, in conjunction with Long Island Blood Services, held the next stop of the 2013 Blood and Guts blood drive tour at the annual Ronkonkoma Day Fair. Despite the less than ideal weather, many eager citizens made the attempt to donate blood, with 70 pints of blood being collected while over 100 people made the attempt to donate blood. Any person, who donated blood, will receive free New York Mets tickets in the mail for an upcoming game as well as the chance to win Super Bowl tickets to this year’s game.
Legislator Kennedy would like to thank all those who helped make the Ronkonkoma Day Fair Blood Drive the success it was this year. “With our blood banks at a low due to everything that has hit Long Island over the last two years, hurricanes, blizzards and other weather events, it is through events like these and the great work of Long Island Blood Services as well as the wonderful turnout by the public today, we can restock the blood banks,” said Legislator Kennedy. “To date, our 2013 blood drive tour has collected over 220 pints of blood.”
If you missed the Bloodfest, Legislator Kennedy’s Blood-and-Guts Tour will be making stops at local street fairs throughout the rest of the summer and the fall. The next stop will be at the Nesconset Day Street Festival on September 8th. If you are interested in making a blood and you were unable to attend the Ronkonkoma blood drive, please contact Legislator Kennedy’s Office at (631) 854-3735 for information on where the Bloodbath Tour will be making additional stops.